Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced envelope techniques with Native Instruments MASSIVE, part of Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics.
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In this movie, we're going to see how to employ…envelopes and LFOs to create some movement in our synth…using Native Instruments Massive.…Let's listen to the sound we started in Massive.…(slow music)…It's a good starting place for a pad type synth.…We've got some higher frequency sounds…happening from oscillator one with some,…a little bit of an edge to them.…We have some lower fundamental frequencies…happening from oscillator two…since we've pitched it down in octave.…
We've got some noise for texture,…coming out of the noise oscillator.…Just like in Logic's ES2, there's one envelope in Massive…that ties to the overall instrument amplitude volume.…For massive, it's envelope four.…One hint of this is up here where it says amp…in the amp module, you see a little four there.…Any time you see a number in any of these boxes…it points to the envelopes and LFOs we see below.…If I click on number four, we can see…we have a volume envelope already setup there…and that's going to our overall amplitude…for the whole instrument.…
Note: Scott uses a combination of Ableton Live, Native Instruments software, and Logic Pro in these movies, but you can easily re-create the techniques in the DAW of your choice. The specific synths used include Native Instruments Massive; Logic's ES2, EFM1, and Sculpture plugins, and the EVOC 20 PS vocoder synth; and Ableton Live's Collision and Operator.